Tuesday marked the 20th anniversary of the death of South African struggle stalwart
Joe Slovo. Commended as an outstanding revolutionary by former president Nelson
Mandela, Slovo headed up the SA Community Party and dedicated his life to gaining
power for all the people of South Africa.
An estimated one billion viewers watched as Miss South Africa – 22-year-old Rolene
Strauss – was crowned Miss World 2014 at the pageant's final in
London on Sunday. She is the first South Africa to win the title since Anneline Kriel in
In Africa, only 3% of the world's healthcare workers tend to 24% of the global disease
burden. To help bridge the skills divide, the University of Cape Town offers
programmes aimed at African students who want to make a difference in their home
countries. Here are some of their stories.
In the week he was crowned as the world's best swimmer for 2014, South Africa's
Olympic champion Chad le Clos set a new world record in the 100m butterfly – and
won gold in the 200m freestyle – at the World Short-Course Swimming Championships
Ian Player "worked tirelessly, fully committed to his life’s work of nature conservation
and his quest to understand the human spirit and psyche", the Wilderness Foundation
said of its 87-year-old founder, who passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday.
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